For reasons known only to him, Donald Trump seemed to think that it would be a good idea to hold yet another coronavirus press conference today. The whole thing was delayed for an hour, for reasons that still haven’t been properly explained. Now that he’s speaking, it’s clear that we’d all be better off if he’d kept quiet.
Trump started off his press conference by immediately referring to the coronavirus as the “Chinese virus,” just to remind us that he’s a disgusting racist who shouldn’t be anywhere near the Oval Office. Then he offered well wishes to Republican Senator Rand Paul and Republican Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, who both have coronavirus, without bothering to mention Democratic Congressman Ben McAdams, who also has coronavirus.
Trump bragged about how military ships were supposedly on the way to serve as floating hospitals in major U.S. cities, but he’s been making this promise for quite awhile and there’s still no evidence that these ships are anywhere near ready. At this point nothing that Trump says can be believed.
Donald Trump also started bragging at one point that he’s signed legislation allowing any “sadistic” doctors to be fired from the VA. He then spent significant time bragging about how high his poll numbers supposedly are. Then Trump falsely claimed that chloroquine, the dangerous malaria drug he’s been touting as a coronavirus cure, won’t kill anyone. Rachel Maddow is right: this garbage shouldn’t be broadcast live.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report